AFLL In Review (Week 5)
FURY 73 at Valhalla 3
GAME STORY: It didn’t take long for the good feelings for Valhalla to go away on Sunday. Fresh off the first victory in franchise history, Valhalla showed up for their battle with unbeaten Fury and that was about it. Valhalla kept it close for three quarters and then after a 44-point explosion in the fourth, Fury improved to 5-0 with a 70-point victory. Valhalla falls to 1-4 on the season, RB JIM BROWN was held to 29 total yards on the day. QB MICHAEL VICK didn’t throw a single TD and ended up with 222 passing yards. Fury WR TORRY HOLT had a big day with 16 receptions and 307 yards plus a touchdown.
GAME BALLS: (O) – Fury QB PEYTON MANNING came 47 yards from his second 1000-yard game of the season to go along with six more touchdown passes. Manning spread the ball around as well with six different players catching a touchdown.
(D) – Fury DB RONNIE LOTT played angry all afternoon ending up with 16 tackles, two sacks, and interception and a forced fumble.
TIME BANDITS 41 at ELITE 37
GAME STORY: The Time Bandits (3-2) push themselves over .500 with a huge win over ELITE (1-4) who have now dropped four straight. ELITE QB JOHNNY UNITAS had a four turnover day and that didn’t help his teams cause, 283 of his 604 passing yards went to TE KELLEN WINSLOW. The ELITE TE had a 99-yard reception for a TD. Time Bandit DB CHAMP BAILEY had himself a day with 14 tackles and two knockdowns.
GAME BALLS: (O) – Time Bandits QB FRAN TARKENTON led the offence with 515 yards and four touchdowns.
(D) – LB RAY LEWIS was the only Time Bandit better than CHAMP BAILEY in this game on the defensive side of the football, the former Miami Hurricane had 12 tackles and two sacks and one forced fumble.
IMMORTALS 65 at BEOWULF 53
GAME STORY: A game hyped because of two high flying offences did not disappoint with the two teams combining for 118 points. Immortals (3-2) stayed ahead of Time Bandits for second place in the Don Shula Divisions with their victory. Beowulf (2-3) missed out on a chance for a share of first in the Camp Division. RB ERIC METCALF was Mr. Everything again for Beowulf as he pushed over 100 combined yards through the air and on the ground to go with his two touchdowns. QB BART STARR had a great day as well with a 132.9 passer rating with four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Immortals WR TERRELL OWENS was four yards away from 300 receiving yards and had four touchdowns. He is second in receiving yards and TD’s.
GAME BALLS: (O) – QB BRETT FAVRE had 836 yards and eight touchdown passes, he is third in passing yards (3576) and touchdowns (30).
(D) – Immortals LB KEVIN GREENE led the defence with 11 tackles and one knockdown.
Throwbacks 35 at HEROES FC 42
GAME STORY: Heroes FC is starting to make the second half their place to do damage and Sunday was no different. They almost overcame a 30-point deficit in Week 4, but this time they outscored the Throwbacks 32-18 in the final two quarters to get the win. Heroes FC (2-3) QB STEVE YOUNG almost single handily gave the game away with his four turnovers (3 INT, 1 fumble) but was good enough to get WR TIM BROWN and TE TONY GONZALEZ a couple touchdowns each. Throwbacks RB BARRY SANDERS scored twice but only had 46 yards on 27 carries and caught 11 balls for 94 yards.
GAME BALLS: (O) – Heroes FC TE TONY GONZALEZ had his breakout game with 17 receptions and 193 yards to go with his two scores.
(D) – Heroes FC DB MEL BLOUNT dominated this game with 14 tackles and three knockdowns.
EOD DEMO GODS 40 at FanCentric Frenzy 25
GAME STORY: Two red hot teams ran into one another in Week 5 with EOD Demo Gods pushing their record to 4-1, winning their fourth straight and FanCentric Frenzy (2-3) sees their two-game win streak come to an end. EOD Demo Gods RB HERSCHEL WALKER went over 100 yards combined (72 rush – 32 receiving), WR ISSAC BRUCE, WR ANQUAN BOLDEN and WR HENRY ELLARD all caught touchdowns. Frenzy QB RANDALL CUNNINGHAM kept the turnovers down with just one interception, he was helped out by WR CHARLIE JOINER again with the former Grambing State star catching seven passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns.
GAME BALLS: (O) – EOD QB WARREN MOON is 18 yards away from joining the 3000-yard passing club, he had 535 yards and four touchdowns against the Frenzy.
(D) – EOD LB DERRICK BROOKS put up 14 tackles, 7 tackles for losses and one knockdown. Crazy efficient.